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Using Twaron® aramid carcass in your conveyor belts can reduce energy consumption by up to 25% compared with steel-cord carcass, while reducing CO2 emissions substantially. Find out the economic and environmental benefits of using Twaron®-reinforced conveyor belts for your mining operation. Just fill in our calculator below – it only takes five minutes – and get your personalized report.
Benefits using Twaron® aramid-reinforced conveyor belts
Lower weight reduces energy costs up to 25% and minimizes CO2 emissions.
Lower operational costs
40% lighter belts on average and increased durability deliver significant energy and maintenance savings.
Lasting up to 5 times longer due to increased resistance to impact, tear, corrosion and heat.
Ultra-light, extra-strong reinforcement
An ultra-light alternative to traditional reinforcement materials such as steel, aramid has a proven performance record in a wide range of applications, from ballistic protection to Formula One tires.
And, for over three decades, aramid has also been part of the mining landscape, providing reliable reinforcement in conveyor belts. Its unique material properties include:
✔ excellent impact and heat resistance
✔ low weight
✔ outstanding tenacity
✔ unrivaled strength (up to seven times stronger than steel)
Conveyor belts reinforced with our high-performance para-aramid solution Twaron® weigh up to an average of 40% less than steel-based belts, with less rolling resistance. The results include energy savings of up to 25% and reduced emissions – key milestones en route to a more responsible and futureproof mining industry.About Twaron®
In 2015, Yanzhou Coal began using Twaron® conveyor belts at its Baodian Coal Mine in Shandong, China. The results were clear to see:
✔ 25% less energy consumption across all operations
✔ Maintenance team workload cut by half
✔ Smoother, more efficient transportation
✔ Improved environmental impact, including footprint
What is the Customer Benefit Model?
Developed in 2017 with the support of TU Delft, our TÜV-certified Customer Benefit Model quantifies the potential energy savings when replacing a steel-cord carcass with a Twaron® aramid-fabric carcass. Based on the Energy Model, the CBM uses belt specifications and data on the country of operation to calculate savings in: Energy usage, CO2 emissions and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
In short, the CBM shows that a low environmental impact can go hand-in-hand with a sound business case.